St Nicholas, West Pennard

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Welcome

St Nicholas Parish Church welcomes you to worship with us.   We offer a broad range of services as below but please see our schedule of events for specific dates and for special events such as coffee mornings, Lent courses, Summer Fetes, and Christmas and Easter season services.   We host marriages, baptisms, and funerals when required.  Please contact us with any questions or requests.

Contact Details: Contact Rev. Christopher Hopkins, Priest in Charge at 01458 851681

or John Norris, Church Warden at 01458-851131 or email Benefice office via bruebeneficevicar@btinternet.com

Location of Church :  Church Lane, West Pennard, Somerset BA6 8NT

This Week's Worship Services

1) Thursday Morning Prayer (3rd Nov.. - 9 AM) Service conducted by lay people .(30 minutes)

2)  St. Nicholas Celebration and Christingle Service - (4PM on 4th December) - Service for children and the young at heart.

Upcoming Christmas Schedule

1) Christingle and St. Nicholas Celebration - 4PM (4th December)

2) Advent Holy Communion- 11AM (11th December)

2) Carol Service - 4PM (18th December)

3) Crib Service - 3:30PM (24th December(Saturday))

4) Christmas Day Communion - 10AM (25th December)

Regular Monthly Workship Service Schedule (except August; special schedules TBA for Easter and Christmas seasons)

1) Matins using the Book of Common Prayer - Usually 1st Sunday at 11AM

2) Family Service with Holy Communion - Modern Language service at 11AM.  Children are the centre of this service and play key roles.  Usually held the Second Sunday of the month

3) Evening Prayer using the Book of Common Prayer. - Usually held 3rd Sunday at 6:30 PM in Summer (April to September)  and 4PM in winter (November to March) 

4) Holy Communion using Modern Language  at 11AM-  Usually held the fourth Sunday of the month at 11AM using modern language except for the months of January, May, Septemer when service is held at 8AM using BCP.. 

5) Holy Communion on Fifth Sunday of month when occurring held in one of the churches of the Brue Benefice at 10AM.   Please see schedule of events for details.  -

6) Thursday Morning Prayer Service conducted by lay people at 9 AM.(30 minutes)

7) In August, only one service per Sunday (Holy Communion with modern language) is held in the Benefice as indicated above.

Building and Features

We have parking and a toilet and kitchen and are wheel chair accessible, have an audio loop and are well behaved dog friendly.

The church consists of a chancel, cleresteried nave, aisles, south porch, and west tower with a short timber spire. The fabric is of a late medieval date but is likely to have been built in several stages.   The north arcade of four bays is quite regular.  By contrast, the south arcade is irregular; the easternmost arch being much wider than northern arches.   This positioning suggests that there may have been a transceptal chapel before the aisle was added.  The three remaining arches vary greatly in span suggesting that the design might have been occasioned by necessary adjustments.   The original tower may have been higher but due to decay was shortened by necessity    The rood screen has largely survived from the 16th century.

The churches registers begin in 1538 which was the first year they were required to be kept.

Please visit our wikipedia page for a more complete description of the church and pictures of the building and its features.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_St_Nicholas,_West_Pennard

 


 

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Christopher J. Hopkins, Priest in Charge
Brue Benefice Office is in Baltonsborough
at The Old Hall House, Ham Street,
Baltonsborough, Somerset BA6 9PX

Office is staffed on Thursdays and Fridays only but phone is monitored daily.
Phone 01458-851681
Email: bruebeneficevicar@btinternet.com
01458 851681 (Benefice Office) or 01458 851131 (Church Warden, West Pennard)

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Christingle
Christingle is a servicce held by children with adult supervision at a special Advent service originating in the Moravian Church. The first advent candle is lighted. The lighted candle symbolizing Christ as the light of the world, The collection is contributed to the children's society.
Sunday 4th December 2016 at 4:00 PM for 40 minutes
Family Friendly Refreshments
Holy Communion
Holy Communion on second Sunday in December at 11AM
Sunday 11th December 2016 at 3:56 PM for 50 minutes
Refreshments
Carol Service
Christmas Carol Service with Readings and Christmas Hymms interspersed. Refreshments follow the service with Mulled Wine and Mince Pies.
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 4:00 PM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Christmas Day Holy Communion
Christmas Service using Modern Language.
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 10:00 AM for 50 minutes
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Sunday

Holy Communion
Holy Communion using Book of Common Prayer at 8AM. Held only during the months of January, May, and October. Usually fourth Sunday service is Holy Communion at 11AM using Modern Language.
Every fourth Sunday at 8:00 AM for ¾ hour
from Monday 2nd January 2017 until Tuesday 31st January 2017
Resumes Wednesday 1st March 2017
Book of Common Prayer
Matins
Matins using the Book of Common Prayer - Usually 1st Sunday at 11AM
Every first Sunday at 11:00 AM for 50 minutes
Book of Common Prayer
Family Service with Holy Communion
Family Service with Holy Communion - Modern Language service at 11AM. Children are the centre of this service and play key roles. Usually held the Second Sunday of the month. Coffee, tea and biscuits follow the service.
Every second Sunday at 11:00 AM for 50 minutes
Resumes Saturday 31st December 2016
Family Friendly Refreshments
Holy Communion
Holy Communion using Book of Common Prayer at 11AM - Usually held the fourth Sunday of the month Service Usually held at 11AM with modern language except in months of January, May and September when held at 8AM using Book of Common Prayer.
Every fourth Sunday at 11:00 AM for 50 minutes
Resumes Saturday 31st December 2016
Evening Prayer (In Winter)
Evening Prayer using the Book of Common Prayer. - Usually 3rd Sunday at 4PM in winter (Novmber to March) and 6:30 PM in Summer (April to October). Usually held the Third Sunday of the Month
Every third Sunday at 4:00 PM for ¾ hour
Book of Common Prayer
Evening Prayer (In Summer)
Evening Prayer using the Book of Common Prayer. - Usually 3rd Sunday at 4PM in winter (Novmber to March) and 6:30 PM in Summer (April to October). Usually held the Third Sunday of the Month
Every third Sunday at 6:30 PM for ¾ hour
Resumes Friday 31st March 2017
Book of Common Prayer

Thursday

Thursday Prayer Service Led by Lay People
Prayer Service every Thursday Morning at 9AM. Led by Lay Persons using modern language liturgy.
Weekly
Every Thursday at 9:00 AM for ½ hour
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Christingle
Christingle is a servicce held by children with adult supervision at a special Advent service originating in the Moravian Church. The first advent candle is lighted. The lighted candle symbolizing Christ as the light of the world, The collection is contributed to the children's society.
Sunday 4th December 2016 at 4:00 PM for 40 minutes
Family Friendly Refreshments
Holy Communion
Holy Communion on second Sunday in December at 11AM
Sunday 11th December 2016 at 3:56 PM for 50 minutes
Refreshments
Carol Service
Christmas Carol Service with Readings and Christmas Hymms interspersed. Refreshments follow the service with Mulled Wine and Mince Pies.
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 4:00 PM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Christmas Day Holy Communion
Christmas Service using Modern Language.
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 10:00 AM for 50 minutes

Features

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible toilets

Designated wider space(s) for people with a disabled parking badge

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Floodlight
Organ

Lent Courses
     
Guidebooks
Church Open Open during daylight hours

Foodbank or foodbank collection point
Other information
Priest in charge: The Revd Christopher John HOPKINS
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 10986
Built: 1600s
Style of worship: Mix of Traditional (BCP) and Modern Language
Archdeaconry: WELLS (511)
Deanery: GLASTONBURY (51106)
Parish Legal Name: West Pennard (510138 )
CofE Church Info: (601138 1/138)
Short URL: acny.uk/10986/
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The current editor is: John Norris

This page was last updated on Sunday 27th November 2016
 
 
 
St Nicholas : Church Lane, West Pennard, Somerset, BA6 8NT - From the A361, turn on Newtown Lane (left from Pilton, (right from Glastonbury) until you see the Memorial Cross. Turn left at the Memorial Cross. The church is at the top of Church Lane.

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